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Call 811 Before Digging

Posted: Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at 6:22 am
Author: Sally Y. Hart - KCII News

Alliant Energy is reminding residents to call 811 before they dig. The service is free of charge and allows professionals a chance to mark underground pipes, wires and other potential hazards. According to Alliant, a recent national report found that small fencing, irrigation and landscaping contractors were most often involved in digging incidents. Justin Foss with Alliant Energy says that buried internet lines can be inches under the ground and buried gas lines are just a few feet underground.